NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The death toll has gone over 400 from last week's clothing factory building collapse in Bangladesh. 22News spoke with one local retailer who says consumers rarely think about where a garment is made.
Authorities fear hundreds more could be trapped under the rubble, and that's because the building housed a garment factory in one of the biggest garment districts in the world.
The incident has prompted thousands of people to protest, asking for higher wages and better working conditions.
Urban Exchange is a consignment shop in Northampton that receives and sells garments from all around the world. Assistant Manager Jen Watkins says where the garment comes from is not a selling point in the consignment industry.
Watkins told 22News, "I've never had a conversation with anyone about where the garment was made. I think in this store particularly and in the economy right now people are more interested in the price and if it's a good price."
Watkins says items made in the USA tend to generate more profit.